Jim Gingrich, the former chief operating officer of AllianceBernstein, announced Wednesday that he is running for Nashville Mayor.
Last week, as previously reported by The Tennessee Star, Democrat Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced he would not seek re-election for a second term.
Calling the current Metro Nashville government “broken” and “too beholden to wealthy developers,” Gingrich stated that he is running for mayor to “bring a vision for how to be a city that benefits all who call it home.”
I’m Jim Gingrich and I’m running for Mayor of Nashville because I love this city and with the right vision and plan, we can take control of the chaotic, unrestrained growth that’s threatening the soul of our community. https://t.co/mLB6ts3nWd
— Jim Gingrich (@JimForNashville) February 8, 2023
“I am running for Mayor of Nashville because I love this city and I believe chaotic, unrestrained growth is threatening the soul of our community. We need a leader with a vision and a plan, a leader who will always put the people’s interests first, a leader who won’t play politics with our future,” Gingrich writes on his campaign website.
In 2019, The Star reported that as his time leading money management firm AllianceBernstein, the company pushed New York City-style policies at the state’s legislature after being given $17.5 million in tax breaks and incentives to relocate its headquarters to Nashville.
At the time, Gingrich and several LGBTQ organizations opposed three bills they alleged discriminated against LGBTQ individuals.
Given $17.5M Tax Break to Bring Jobs to Tennessee, AllianceBernstein Now Pushes New York Policies https://t.co/lrcmylMWGH
— Tennessee Star (@TheTNStar) March 6, 2019
Gingrich joined a growing field of candidates that have entered the race for mayor. So far, including Gingrich, five candidates are running for mayor: Metro Council Member-at-Large Sharon Hurt, Metro Council Member Freddie O’Connell, former congressional candidate Natisha Brooks, and former Nashville Economic and Community Development Director Matt Wiltshire.
In addition, former Metro council member and current Davidson County Property Assessor Vivian Wilhoite announced that she is “strongly considering” running for mayor.
The 2023 Nashville mayoral election will be held on August 3. Voter registration ends on July 5, with early voting beginning on July 14. The last day to request an absentee ballot is July 27.
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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Jim Gingrich” by Jim Gingrich.
2 Thoughts to “Former AllianceBernstein COO Jim Gingrich Launches Campaign for Nashville Mayor”
NO Yankee carpetbagging LIBS for Mayor AGAIN–we’ve had enough of them and their ruinous policies
Does he have a carpet bag with him?